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RE: leaking grease seal.

By giving you the heads up, on possible brake replacement, they are avoiding a confrontation with a customer, that may not understand why the extra work is needed. While it may be possible that the pads are not grease soaked, and don't need replacing, they will know, when the hub is removed. Depending on miles of brake use (miles on trailer) they may even recommend replacing the brake shoes on the other side (same axle), which may not be a bad idea either. Jerry
MFL 11/20/19 05:45am Travel Trailers
RE: short bed extended

Yup, tows fine, been using this set up last couple trucks. I've no need for a CC, and use the trucks on back roads when hunting. IMO, the shorter WB works better for towing a FW, due to a little quicker turning/backing input. My rig is pictured on profile page, and yes, that is my mighty hunting dog. Jerry
MFL 11/19/19 02:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Space Heater

:B Bet the OP never expected 11 pages on her space heater question. LOL Hardly any mention of actual space heater options, just lots of chest pounding and bright color. While many electric heaters have similar out put, some are much nicer, and much better quality. Here is a nice heater I use, that has nice dials, great fan, and heavy duty cord, that actually does not get hot, when on high setting. I know it is too late for the OP that was run off 10 pages ago. Jerry
MFL 11/19/19 08:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Rated engine power

I've been bothered by HP ratings being at essentially redline RPM or in a range that I would never ever be driving at. I would want to know max HP at my user range. This confuses some into thinking their late model V6 minivan, or suv, with say 290 rated hp, is as capable as some older V8s they have owned. Problem is, that hp is achieved at 6500 rpm, which no one would tow at, continuously. Jerry
MFL 11/17/19 08:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: do you do this

Goodyear says to increase tire pressure 25% for long term storage. I use this idea, but I only increase 10 percent. I know that cold weather, will decrease the pressure, as warm does increase. Towing at speed raises pressure a lot. IMO, I think maintaining a stiffer sidewall helps for long term storage. Me, I'd not get carried away lifting/supporting. I'd buy better tires, or replace more often, if I was concerned. Jerry
MFL 11/15/19 06:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: F150 HD Payload and Max Trailer - How to spot them?

Very unlikely to find a 150 with HD payload, new or used. Almost just have to order, especially to get everything you want. The Max tow is easier to locate and has a little added payload. The earlier models had the large towing mirrors, with max tow option, making them easy to spot. IMO, 3 choices, order new HD payload, settle for used max tow, or move up to a 250. Jerry
MFL 11/14/19 06:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Water line burst

My 2 cents is before you do anything, try and find the person that was kind enough to shut your water off and thank them. Not everyone would have done that. One time I noticed 4 people standing at the roadside of a camper just watching. When I went over to see what they were looking at, I noticed water pouring out. I walked past them and turned the spigot off. Good point! Thing is, being on several forum types, for a length of time, I usually can tell a lot about other posters character, by their posts/responses. I knew RobWNY would help, in this case turn water off. I feel like I know many forum folks, some I consider friends, even though I've never met them. Jerry
MFL 11/13/19 07:09am Tech Issues
RE: 27 footer vs 32 footer, towing/handling difference?

Just one other thought. Even two trailers the same exact length can tow differently. One could tow noticeably better by design. Jerry
MFL 11/12/19 06:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Insulating exposed tanks

IMO, not overkill. A trailer not designed for cold temps can use all the help it can get. Reflectix is a good product for holding heat in, and cold out. Foam board is good too, due to being somewhat waterproof. There is a quality difference between brands. I like Owens for my uses. Hope moisture does not become a problem, but with hookups, you could run a dehumidifier. Jerry
MFL 11/12/19 06:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Landing gear motor.

Yes, look for possible zerk. Mine has them, about 6-8"s down from the top IIRC. On mine, the top cover is easy removed to put a bit of grease on the gears, if needed, mine did not. After a few shots of grease in the zerks, running legs up/down, made a big difference for me. You can replace your landing gear system, with a separate motor/leg system, that can operate independent of each other. Jerry
MFL 11/11/19 01:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane Tank Gauge,recomendations please

I have a buddy that has one of these, AND LOVES IT - Trauma gauge and it seams to be pretty accurate.... kind of similar to the one I use. Jerry
MFL 11/11/19 11:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: best 5th wheel hitch for std. bed 2500HD Chevy

Jerry yer such a REBEL Thanks, enjoyed the compliment!:)
MFL 11/11/19 10:48am Tech Issues
RE: best 5th wheel hitch for std. bed 2500HD Chevy

Why can't we call it what it is? "Standard Cab" ??? It's either a SB or a LB. Rant over! Anything B&W, pick your hitch you can't go wrong. Oh come on!! You are way too new school, to still use these old school terms. Short bed in HD truck, not an option, that I know of, and the long bed not nearly as popular as the standard bed. FW towing, especially for a full timer, a long bed, likely best option, but it is still not a standard bed. It is OK to rant on occasion though, helps relieve stress.:C Jerry
MFL 11/11/19 08:41am Tech Issues
RE: best 5th wheel hitch for std. bed 2500HD Chevy

If you absolutely want a slider, then one of the auto sliders above are likely best choice. You could get a manual slider, that you'd never use anyway, due to GM having the longest distance axle to cab. My choice for a great hitch, for the money, to put in standard bed GM, would be a non-sliding, but adjustable ahead/back B&W Patriot hitch. They do make this hitch in a much heavier, more expensive, slider version, if you don't want one of the auto'sliders. The Patriot is available in 16K, or 18K. Jerry
MFL 11/11/19 07:53am Tech Issues
RE: Water Heater Anode?

Lol, great shirt Jerry! Hope you have one for display, right behind the counter. BTW: One of my favorite sayings "If I was ever wrong, I'd be the first one to admit it". Jerry
MFL 11/11/19 06:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Parking on a slope

Like Old-Biscuit mentioned above, I would not extend/retract any slides at that steep angle. It seems you plan to pack/load for several days before leaving for an extended stay. It would not be fun to do all that loading, without having at least a main slide out, but just asking for trouble IMO. Jerry
MFL 11/11/19 06:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Fifth wheel hitch adapters

Yes, like mentioned above, the jaws of the B&W are simple, but solid, will not clunk/rattle. When you operate the lever, see how the cam action jaws work, you will see the jaws cannot open, with lever closed and pinned. Jerry Closed ,and pinned , yes . don't pin them ,and you drop a fifth wheel ,like any other hitch . Same procedure with about any hitch, my Reese closed ,and pinned ,no problem. Big problem otherwise :) Like Ron alluded to, and I realize, that the 3-point cam action of the B&W head, is a design that LIKELY cannot release, even if not pinned, as the pull keeps the jaws closed. However, even the B&W lawyers say in the owners manual to do a pull test, so if asked if it would release when not pinned, I would say not to try it. I don't know what Reese you have, but if you like it, wanted to keep it, even if you could afford one, that fit the pucks directly, then it must work great for you. I offer free advice, that makes the most sense to me, but never tell anyone that my hitch is better than theirs. The OP is asking for advice. Myself, buying my truck new, I wanted a new better quality hitch than what I had. I gave my old one away, didn't want the bother of selling it. If the OP can afford a new truck, then likely could afford the small cost of new hitch. Figuring about $1200 for hitch, he already paid for the puck system, less the adapter cost, about $400, and selling old hitch for maybe $400, it's only going to cost another $400 for the new one, with direct fit, and no added adapter height. Jerry
MFL 11/10/19 03:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel hitch adapters

Yes, like mentioned above, the jaws of the B&W are simple, but solid, will not clunk/rattle. When you operate the lever, see how the cam action jaws work, you will see the jaws cannot open, with lever closed and pinned. Jerry
MFL 11/10/19 08:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel hitch adapters

While your Husky may be a good hitch, I'd not make due by adapting to the puck system. Sell the Husky, buy the B&W for GM OEM puck system. The B&W for your app/non-slider, is not heavy at all. Two pieces 75-80 lbs each, easy in/easy out. You will be glad you spent the difference, first time you drop it in the pucks. Jerry
MFL 11/10/19 08:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replace or reseal skylight

Without a picture, showing "cracked all the way around", it is hard to say if all old sealant should be removed. In any case, no sense to replace skylight, unless badly sun damaged (brittle). It takes a lot of product, to reseal a sky light, and towing before sealant cures, can cause roof flex, that may loosen/lift a little, on a new complete reseal. If not badly cracked/opened up, edge of skylight visible, I'd consider a good cleanup on old sealant, just adding new sealant covering cracks. Jerry
MFL 11/10/19 08:04am Travel Trailers
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